As groups mix, genetic ancestry and traits decouple

A mathematical model suggests that when groups of different genetic ancestry mix, the link between that ancestry and physical traits weakens over time.

Stanford • futurity
April 14, 2021 ~6 min

Team pinpoints when the modern human brain evolved

The modern human brain is relatively young, researchers report. Their new work nails down when the brain as we know it evolved.

U. Zurich • futurity
April 12, 2021 ~6 min

Gar fish reveal true age of our eye-brain connection

New research with gar fish indicates that our eye-brain connection evolved far earlier than textbooks now say.

Michigan State • futurity
April 12, 2021 ~6 min

Artificial photosynthesis device gets better with use

The way a water-splitting device gets more efficient over time could help make artificial photosynthesis a practical method for making hydrogen fuel.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan • futurity
April 12, 2021 ~6 min

No, facial features don’t indicate intelligence

Face and brain development are tightly linked, research finds, but that doesn't mean facial features indicate intelligence.

Krista Conger-Stanford • futurity
April 12, 2021 ~8 min

NASA Prepares for First Helicopter Flight Test on Mars

VOA Learning English • voa
April 11, 2021 ~5 min

Yes, all this screen time is hurting your eyes

OPINION: A neuroscientist says that he’s particularly worried about kids, who may have spent much of last year learning online. Some easy hacks can help.

Zhong-Lin Lu • knowable
April 9, 2021 ~6 min

For male baboons, being on top accelerates aging

Accelerated aging is the price male baboons pay for being at the top of the social ladder, researchers report.

Alissa Kocer-Duke • futurity
April 9, 2021 ~6 min

Tropical clawed frogs invade Florida’s Tampa area

Once mistaken for a different species, reasearchers have confirmed that a frog found in a Florida backyard is actually the invasive tropical clawed frog.

Brad Buck-Florida • futurity
April 9, 2021 ~6 min

Tropical clawed frogs invade Florida’s Tampa area

Once mistaken for a different species, reasearchers have confirmed that a frog found in a Florida backyard is actually the invasive Tropical clawed frog.

Brad Buck-Florida • futurity
April 9, 2021 ~6 min

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